CAR COMPARISON: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTS vs 2018 Audi A3
Both are German makes. Both are also (somewhat) entry-level cars for their respective nameplates. They also carry plenty of similar features such as TDI diesel engine, six-speed transmission, panoramic sunroof, etc. And with that, it’s only natural for many car buyers to want to compare the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf GTS.
There’s no doubt that the Audi A3 looks sleeker and sharper than the more stoic Golf. There’s also a lot more fancy detail to speak of in the A3. That said, despite the Golf’s understated appearance, it’s still a Volkswagen, so there’s its heavy-hitting reputation to back it up.
But enough with the introduction. It’s time to let the vehicle’s specs speak for themselves. Check out our comparison of the Volkswagen Golf GTS 2.0 TDI DSG Business Edition+ and Audi A3 Saloon 1.6 TDI Ambition below.
|Specs||Volkswagen Golf GTS 2.0 TDI DSG Business Edition+||Audi A3 Saloon 1.6 TDI Ambition|
|LWH (mm)||4562 x 1799 x 1481||4456 x 1960 x 1416|
|Engine||2.0L 4-Cylinder, In-Lline, Common Rail Turbo Direct Injection Diesel Engine||2.0L Turbo Direct Injection Clean Diesel engine|
|Curb Weight (kg)||NA||1,350 [1,365]|
|Max Output (hp/rpm)||148 / 3500 ~ 4000||103 / 3000 ~ 4000|
|Max Torque (Nm/rpm)||640 / 1750 ~ 3000||250 / 1500 ~ 2750|
|Transmission||6-Speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG)||6-speed manual transmission
[7-speed S tronic]
|Suspension (Front/Rear)||Struts and 3-Point Wishbone with Stabilizer / Torsion Beam||MacPherson Struts with Tubular Stabilizer / 4-Link Rear Axle with Tubular Stabilizer|
|Brakes (Front/Rear)||Ventilated Discs / Discs||Disc / Disc|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||NA||140|
|Trunk Capacity (L)||NA||370|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||50||50|
|Wheels||7J x 17-inch Alloy||7J x 16-inch Steel|
|Airbags||Driver and Front Passenger, Side and Head Curtain||Driver and Front Passenger, Side and Head Curtain|
|Headlights||Bi-Xenon with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)||LED with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)|
|Foglights||Yes, with Static Cornering Lights||Halogen|
|Power Features||Windows, Door Locks, and Outside Rear View Mirror Adjust, Front Seats||Windows, Door Locks, and Outside Rear View Mirror Adjust, Front Seats|
|Infotainment System||6.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen with Fender Sound System and 6 Speakers||7-inch Color Display with Audi Connect, MMO Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, 8 Passive Loudspeakers|
|Price||₱1,669,000||Price On Request|